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N. Carolina Sen. Lee new budget chairman in upcoming session

Jan. 10, 2023 21:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Veteran state Sen. Michael Lee of New Hanover County has been elevated to one of the chief Senate budget-writing positions for the next two years, presumptive Senate leader Phil Berger announced on Tuesday. Lee will join fellow Republican Sens. Brent Jackson...

Senate hits snag in bid to pass $1.7 trillion spending bill

Dec. 21, 2022 23:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum toward passing a $1.7 trillion government funding bill with more aid for Ukraine slowed considerably Wednesday as lawmakers struggled to reach an agreement on amendments needed to get to a final vote and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

US lawmakers skeptical grocery merger will mean lower prices

Nov. 29, 2022 18:57 PM EST

U.S. senators from both parties expressed skepticism Tuesday that a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers. “Fewer local options mean less competition to keep prices low,” said Sen. Alex Padilla, a California...

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

Nov. 16, 2022 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. ...

McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questions

Nov. 12, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S. Senate race from foregone conclusion to closely watched slugfest. Independent Evan McMullin, an...

Cooper veto power still intact as NC GOP gains limited

Nov. 09, 2022 18:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans appeared to fall just short of gaining a large enough majority in the state's General Assembly elections to override Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes on their own. But, their seat gains eroded further the Democrats' ability to block bills on abortion and...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Utah Republican Mike Lee wins reelection to US Senate

Nov. 09, 2022 02:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican Mike Lee has been reelected to a third term in the U.S. Senate, defeating independent challenger Evan McMullin on Tuesday in the state's most closely watched Senate race in decades. Lee’s win keeps Utah in Republican hands as the party vies...

Republican Mike Lee wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Utah

Nov. 09, 2022 01:30 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Lee wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Utah.